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How to download Lynda Professional Courses directly to your PC?

If you are using the trial Lynda Premium account valid for the specific duration, after that period it’s obvious¬†that you will be restricted to watch new courses or any previously accessed course until you renew the subscription. However, during your active subscription, if you find any course to be valuable, now you can use a perfect technical way out¬†to download it locally on your¬†PC.¬† Give it a try, it’s easy.

Today we will be learning a new trick by which we can download our favorite Lynda courses directly to our PC or laptop for forever.

Let me walk you through easy steps to follow:

  1. Open Google Chrome Browser and click on three vertical dots at top right corner and select More ToolsExtensions – Click Chrome Web Store.
  2. Chrome Web Store will open in a new tab.
  3. Search for Cookies.txt in the top left search bar.
  4. Select Cookies.txt offered by Genuinous and click Add to Chrome. It will be added in the toolbar Google Chrome.
  5. Download the Youtube-dl.exe utility and save it a folder in C Drive: http://bit.ly/Youtube-DLutility
  6. Open Command Prompt as administrator and enter into the location where Youtube-dl.exe file is saved.
  7. Login to Lynda.com with your Premium Account and select your favorite course you wish to download.
  8. Click the Cookies.txt Extention at the top right. It will display the message as Click Here to download the cookie.txt file.
  9. Save this file in the same folder where Youtube-dl.exe utility is saved.
  10. Now finally copy the below command and paste it in the command prompt. Then copy the web address of the course (https:// till .hmtl, not the complete address) you wish to download.



C:\Lynda\Youtube-dl.exe –cookies cookies.txt -o “C:\Lynda\%(playlist_index)s – %(title)s-%(id)s.%(ext)s” https://www.YourCourseUrl.html¬† –all-subs

To download in Powershell as Aministrator:

C:\Lynda\.\Youtube-dl.exe –cookies cookies.txt -o “C:\Lynda\%(playlist_index)s – %(title)s-%(id)s.%(ext)s” https://www.YourCourseUrl.html –all-subs

Note: Replace “https:” with the new course address starting from “https till .html”.

Facing errors while running the command, do check out the fix:

If you encounter an error message “The program can’t start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer. Try below-mentioned steps to resolve it:

Youtube-dl requires the following prerequisite to work:

a) If you are using 32 Bit Operating System, install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86), restart your system and retry the above Youtube-dl command.

I have included the Live Demo of all the above steps, I hope if you are facing any issues, the tutorial will help you:

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Ajey Kumar Gupta
(Exchange Admin)

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